Take a look at the upcoming ’10 and ’11 models and it is easy to imagine 2010 will be the year historians point to as the tipping point where the automotive landscape began to change forever. It is a line that demarcates when engine downsizing leaped forward and vehicle electrification began in earnest. Even as fuel prices continue to trend downward in the U.S. from their July 2008 peak, internal combustion engines suddenly are getting smaller, more power dense and more fuel-efficient on ...
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